Jayson Werth will shift to center to fill in for Shane Victorino.
After much anticipation, Brown is finally on his way to the big leagues. The 22-year-old outfielder batted .327/.391/.589 with 20 homers, 68 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 343 at-bats between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, including a .346/.390/.561 batting line since being promoted to the Triple-A level. He was recently ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the sport in Baseball America’s midseason list.
ESPN's Keith Law was effusive in praise of Brown.
Is there anything he can't do? He's destroying everything in his path in Double-A and is probably just some defensive refinements away from being big league ready. I don't think he's next off the list to the big leagues, but with Raul Ibanez providing below-average offense and defense in left, I'd have to think the Phils are looking at Brown for a second-half call-up.
We here at SB Nation Philly are excited, considering Brown made our list of Philly's top 5 athletes under 25 while still in AAA.